|Grow with the Flow
Table of Contents:
|What is hydroponics?
The physics of water flow
What is a seed?
What does it grow into?
Hydroponics & plant science
Hydroponics & plant stresses
When pests attack plants
World food supply
Economics & marketing
Nutritional value of vegetables
Career choices in plant science
A hydroponic gardening curriculum by Philson A.A. Warner, Donald A. Rakow, and Charles P. Mazza
This 44-page publication compiles ideas and activities using hydroponics to teach plant science, physics, entomology, social studies, nutrition, math and more.
The ten-session curriculum built around a hydroponic growing unit -- a system for growing plants in water. In this project you and your group will construct and set plants in a hydroponic unit, watch the plants grow and harvest them.
The curriculum is most suited to middle-school-aged youth, but younger and older persons can also tackle it.
The hydroponics unit is simple to contruct from a standard fish tank or a plastic storage bin, PVC pipes and fittings, tubing, rock wool cubes, and a pump. Complete instructions for building two different hydroponic units are inlcuded in the publication's Appendix. (See Horizontal hyrdoponic unit plans for a sample.)
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